Written on: October 4, 2021
There’s a lot to love about New England during the autumn months. People come here from all over to take in the beauty of our fall foliage. But the leaves aren’t the only things changing. The weather is changing as well. It’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the cooler temperatures that are on their way.
There are a number of advantages to preparing your home now for the colder temps that are around the corner. First, you’ll see the savings in your heating bills. Second, you’ll help prevent any unwanted (and costly) surprises by making sure your heating equipment is in good working order. Finally, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that no matter what the upcoming months have in store, your home is ready to keep your family safe and warm.
Help prepare your home for the cooler weather ahead and save money and energy by doing the following:
☐ Seal air leaks. Use caulk, weather-stripping, and door sweeps to help your home keep warm air in and keep colder air out. (This works both ways and will also help keep your home cooler on hot days.)
☐ Make sure vents and baseboards are clear. You don’t want your furniture, drapes, or rugs to reduce the warm air entering your living space.
☐ Use a programmable thermostat. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% annually on your heating and cooling bills by adjusting your thermostat’s setting.
☐ Check your filters and clean or replace them as needed. Having clean filters will prevent your furnace from working harder than it has to. This will save you money on heating fuel and maintenance.
☐ Make sure your heating system is working. It should kick into action after a couple of minutes if you raise the thermostat five degrees above room temperature.
☐ Schedule a service visit for your heating equipment. A yearly maintenance visit for your heating equipment can save you from losing as much as 5% in efficiency every year. Furthermore, service technicians will identify minor problems and address them before they become big or costly problems.
If you have a heating oil tank, contact Brideau Energy to schedule an inspection. One of our expert technicians will notify you of any concerns, including dents, bulges, rust, or leaks. If it’s time for a new oil tank, we can guide you through the process of selecting the right tank for your needs and budget. If you hold on to your older tank, ask about our Tank Replacement Plan that provides $2,000 towards an upgrade, in the event of a leaking oil tank.
If you have a boiler or furnace, get peace of mind by signing up for Brideau Energy’s service plan. Our annual maintenance visits will ensure the overall efficiency of your boiler or furnace, saving you money. Our technicians will inspect your system and determine if any repairs are needed. We’ll check your filters, inspect your flue pipe and chimney flue, clean all burner parts, test your system’s efficiency, and adjust the burner for maximum efficiency. If you sign up for our service plan, you’ll also receive 24-hour emergency service and 15% discounts on replacement parts, service, and diagnostics.
When you’re ready to upgrade to a more efficient boiler or furnace and save money on your heating bills and repair costs, turn to Brideau Energy for expert installation and a selection of dependable high-efficiency boilers and furnaces.
Brideau Energy has served the residents of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire since 1987. Our business is keeping you comfortable in your home all year long. Let us bring our expertise to you.
Contact the experts at Brideau Energy today to make sure your New England home is ready for the colder temps on the way. We’ll send a specialist to your home for a free assessment of your heating equipment.